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2016 Honor Awards

Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA Sinclair Black, FAIA, Austin Professor Sinclair Black’s career in professional practice and architectural education demonstrates a lifetime of courageous accomplishment in urban planning and the built environment. He is the educator of generations of architects and planners and has produced publications, learned articles, and lectures in support of AIA and the profession. His career has included significant advancement of standards for urban public spaces and innovative master planning. Black has been a visionary in advocating for the importance of natural environments within Austin’s urban core, and in the revitalization…

2015 Honor Awards

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Honor Award recipients. Honorees will be recognized at our 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo, which will take place on November 5–7, 2015, in Dallas. They will also be featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Texas Architect.  2015 HONOR AWARDS Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA Bryce A. Weigand, FAIA, Dallas An award-winning institutional designer, an exemplary leader at all levels of the AIA, and a tireless leader in the community, Weigand has devoted his life to producing worthy buildings and strengthening the profession. His career, propelled by the belief that architecture…

2014 Texas Architects Honor Awards

Please join the Society and our Honor Awards Committee in congratulating our 2014 Honor Award recipients. The honorees will be recognized at our 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, which will take place on November 6–8, 2014, in Houston. They will also be featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Texas Architect magazine. The jurors' comments on the reasons for selection are included for each recipient. 2014 HONOR AWARDS Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA John V. Nyfeler, FAIA, Austin John Nyfeler is recognized as a volunteer who plants seeds and patiently nourishes them. In over 40 years of practice, he has…

2013 Texas Architects Honor Awards

2013 HONOR AWARDS Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA Reagan W. George, FAIA, Dallas/Willow City Architecture Firm Award McKinney York Architects, Austin Award for Young Professional Achievement in Honor of William W. Caudill, FAIA Mark Schatz, AIA, Houston Award for Community Service in Honor of James D. Pfluger, FAIA Thomas H. Hatch, FAIA, Austin Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward J. Romieniec, FAIA Elizabeth A. Danze, FAIA, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers,…

AIA San Antonio 2011 Design Awards

Design Awards Members of the jury were Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston; Jack DeBartolo, FAIA, of DeBartolo Architects in Phoenix; and Arthur Andersson, AIA, of Andersson•Wise Architects in Austin. There were three categories of awards for built projects: three received Honor Awards, three won Citation Awards, and four earned Merit Awards. Honor Awards were presented to the following three projects: Hermann Park Lake Plaza in Houston by Overland Partners Architects – Hermann Park Lake Plaza project knits together the popular urban park’s disparate cultural institutions using landscape, architecture, and art. The design transforms the central…

Tommy Neal Cowan, FAIA, Receives Lifetime Achievement Medal

Tommy Cowan, FAIA, retired from Graeber Simmons & Cowan in 2009, where he was a founding principal and managing partner of the 50-person Austin architecture firm. Previously, he worked for 3D International and Brooks Barr Graeber & White. A self-described “Austinite for life,” Cowan earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968 and a Master of Architecture in 1970, while teaching and working full-time for Brooks Barr Graeber & White. . His interest in design and architecture began in the fifth grade when a teacher invited him to compete in Austin’s Wellesley Junior Art…